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17 Children’s Books That Promote Understanding Of Autism

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 1 in 68 children in the U.S. has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Yet despite improvements, people with autism are still relatively underrepresented in the realm of film, TV and literature. Article source:

George RR Martin has news on two Game of Thrones books

Enlarge Image It’s not Winds of Winter, but book-starved Game of Thrones fans will take it. George R.R. Martin is releasing a Game of Thrones book in 2018. But maybe not the one fans have been longing for. The author of the book series A Song of Ice and Fire, upon which the hit […]

For Reviews of Times Employees’ Books, the Only Guarantee Is Integrity

Once a book has been selected, the next task is finding a reviewer — and the editors of the Review take very seriously the mandate not to assign a review to anyone who has any personal affiliation with a book’s author. “You can disagree with a reviewer’s assessment, but you shouldn’t distrust it,” Ms. Paul […]

Black and white and read all overThe best books on finance and economics

THE late Hans Rosling is best known for his Ted talks (here is one on the wonders of the washing machine). Sadly he died last year. But before he did so, he worked with his son and daughter-in-law to write “Factfulness: Ten Reasons Why We’re Wrong About the World—And Why Things Are Better Than You […]

World’s Richest Country Showcases Ancient Books in New Library …

Thousand year-old books have settled in the most futuristic of homes, gently cooled and shielded from the sun in an underground chamber of Qatar’s National Library. Designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Rem Koolhaas, the library was opened by Qatar’s emir and his parents, who started the project in 2012. The family rules the world’s […]

Three of the best ways to read books to kids, backed by science

From timeless classics like Goodnight Moon to contemporary favorites like Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, one of the best things that parents can do for their kids is cuddle up together with a book. It’s not just the one-on-one time that matters—story time helps develop children’s reading skills and vocabulary development, which in […]

Sales Figures for Comey’s ‘A Higher Loyalty’ Dwarf Recent Political Best Sellers

Photo James Comey at a book signing in New York City on April 18. Credit Drew Angerer/Getty Images Former F.B.I. director James Comey’s book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” has dominated headlines for more than a week, and became an instant blockbuster, selling more than 600,000 copies in all formats during its first […]

In a Raft of New Books, Motherhood From (Almost) Every Angle

And then there is Jacqueline Rose’s own new book, “Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty,” a sort of Rosetta Stone for the moment that examines the particular mix of fascination and dread that mothers engender. Photo Jacqueline Rose Credit Jonathan Ring Rose is a calm and stylish writer whose rangy essays in the London […]

Yes, California Is on the Verge of Banning Some Christian Books, Here’s How

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Pixabay) Late last week, I wrote an article that caused a bit of a furious reaction in social-justice Twitter. Activists claimed I was lying, arguing in bad faith, and/or exaggerating the effect of California’s AB 2943, a bill that purports to declare “sexual orientation change efforts” to be an “unlawful […]

GQ magazine puts Bible on list of classic books not worth reading, incurs the wrath of Christians

CLOSE GQ Magazine placed the bible on a list called “21 Books You Don’t Have to Read.” Veuer’s Sam Berman has the full story. Buzz60 The Good Book is not so good, says GQ magazine.(Photo: Saul Loeb, AFP/Getty Images) Well, it appears this group of scribes won’t be greeted very warmly at the Pearly Gates. […]